At one time the Maldives was only for deep-pocketed vacationers, but with an explosion of budget guesthouses opening up on local islands, low cost travel through the Maldives is now possible. 🙂
Having a hard time choosing which islands to visit in the Maldives? With over 200 inhabited islands, it can be hard to narrow it down! Take a look at these local, budget islands to help you choose some of the places you might like to go.
What do you think? Does Malaysia sound dangerous?
We took a tuk tuk tour through our hostel in Kandy today. Our first stop was at an elephant sanctuary to see retired elephants bathe in the river and go about their daily routine. We chose Millennium Elephant Foundation over Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage for its cheaper entrance fee (1,000 rupees- about US$6.50- vs 2,500.) […]
We got picked up from the Auckland airport by a Saudi Arabian couple. For the next five days, we learned from our hosts what life in Saudi was like for a woman. Our couchsurfing host in Auckland, New Zealand came from a middle class family in Saudi Arabia. After obtaining a tourist and then a […]
One bright afternoon, on a small island in the middle of the ocean, where palm trees dropped coconuts and crows squawked and played, an ordinary day was taking course. Over calm, emerald water, a ferry glided up to the pier. Three foreign women stepped off, accompanied by a man who lived on the island, […]
In short, I highly recommend taking the slow ferry over to the Gili islands, provided that you like a little adventure and are not super short on time. Here’s our experience: After hearing about the nearby, chilled out specks of land called the Gili islands, my family and I decided to take a trip out […]
From time to time, you guys inquire after how Grace is doing with our constant, far-flung travels. Although we like to spend as much time in each country as we can, in less than two years we’ve been to 19 countries. So how has Grace done? We started our travels with a Grace […]
Lake Waikaremoana Holiday Park This campground is located in what locals consider a remote part of New Zealand, and despite it being one of the Great Walks, many kiwis have never even heard of this lake or forest reservation area. It’s maybe a three hour drive southeast from Rotorua. The drive from Murupara to Lake Waikaremoana […]
Malaysia is a great place to practice Chinese because there are so many people to practice with! As a tri-cultural country, Malaysia encompasses the Malay, Indian, and Chinese cultures and languages all at once. My mom and I first got into learning Mandarin Chinese during our three month trip around Taiwan. And after […]